Yesterday, Sean Hannity discussed Barack Obama‘s speech in Cairo, stating that the President, “decided to give 9-11 sympathizers a voice on the world stage.” This is the text of the clip Hannity showed:
I am aware that there are still some that would question or even justify the events of 9-11.
This is what Obama said following that quote, that Hannity conveniently left out:
But let us be clear: Al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day. The victims were innocent men, women and children from America and many other nations who had done nothing to harm anybody. And yet al Qaeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack, and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. They have affiliates in many countries and are trying to expand their reach. These are not opinions to be debated; these are facts to be dealt with.
Here’s the transcript from Hannity’s show:
HANNITY: He went on to imply to the foreign audience in Cairo that the U.S. is a nation that tortures.
OBAMA: I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States, and I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year.
HANNITY: He also decided to give 9-11 sympathizers a voice on the world stage.
OBAMA: I am aware that there are still some that would question or even justify the events of 9-11.
HANNITY: And throughout the speech, Mr. Obama spoke out of both sides of his mouth. He said on Iraq that he’s glad that Saddam is gone, but then he added this caveat. Listen to this.
OBAMA: Iraq was a war of choice.